February 26, 2008

pardon the ads!

so... something odd is happening with my little ole blog. Until I figure it out... please pardon the large google ads at the bottom of this post.


February 22, 2008

I Be Scrappin Yo!

So I've been bleaching stuff... my hair, T-shirts, paper... The look on this page was created by sponging a 50% bleach solution on a scrolly stamp... bleaching out the image (just wait or use a heat tool to dry)... then I watercolored with a bright pink dye ink.

The other images were stamped in with the same color ink... Positively pink by SU! in this case. Then I used a blue glaze pen and a spica copic glitter pen to doodle on the paper further. Gold Glitter Thickers top it off.

Photo by Kim Brimhall.

This page was created with a kit Martha made for me ages ago... Oh how I miss my little baby! 31/2 is too old!

February 16, 2008

I've Fallen in Love with a Robot and Moved to Mars...

and yes, I've dyed my hair pink too.

Sorry for the lack of posts... check out Craft Critique to see what I have been up too... I will return shortly with loads of stories to tell.

February 7, 2008

52 Cards a Year... Challenge Number Six: No Stamping Required...

This week let's bust out our rub-ons, felt, fabric, cool paper and embellishments... and make a NO STAMPING card... heck, who has time for anything else this week!

This card features an adorable birdie and a journaling card by Jenni Bowlin. On the left edge a rub-on layers nicely over paper by Hambly Screen Prints. Easy Peasy!

February 4, 2008

lpmkate... You Won!

Winner of my drawing for a free set of Valentine stamps is...

lpmkate said...

Here is mine:


Email me your address and I will get your stampy prize out to you!


Thanks to everyone for participating in my challenges... I will be doing these random drawings every so often for those who play along... so keep on posting your cards!

February 3, 2008

My New Theme...

Fun music by The Dollyrots.

I hope you know I am kidding... but "my brain is really supersized"... my other fave line; "I don't need you, cause I'm neat-o".


February 2, 2008

I Heart Valentine's Day!

Here is an almost-one-layer card made with Kitchen Sink Stamps. Inspired by a t-shirt I just bought, this card has a Silver Embossed Layer over the top of a series of images stamped in dye inks.

Paper: whisper white, Real Red and Brushed Silver. Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Versamark. Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Red "Bling" card candy by A Muse.

Lizzie Anne Designs Project of the Month

I created a special Valentine project for Lizzie Anne Designs this month. Click HERE to see the instructions on how to make this card.

Groundhog's Day!

Here in America (and in Canada) we have a weird tradition... It's called Groundhog's Day. Once a year... on February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil pops out of his hole and predicts the weather. If he sees his shadow then we will have 6 more weeks of winter.

Of course we WILL have 6 more weeks of winter... good thing I am going to California.

What weird holidays do you celebrate in your country?

February 1, 2008

Paper Heart Chain... Snow... and Potty Training...

Just a quick little Valentine's Day craft. This literally took me 10 minutes to make.

Just cut a double sided patterned paper into 1" strips, fold in 1/2 and then use sticky strip to adhere at the top/center of the heart. Make sure you use a thicker paper so the hearts hold their shape... and a very strong adhesive.

It's snowing again in NW Illinois... last weekend I actually went sledding... and I lived to tell the tale! Here are some pics to make you warm-climate-types a little more grateful...

Got snow?

My niece... adorable...

My son... trowing a snowball at mom...

Potty training is NOT going well. We were starting to feel like we were scarring Andy for life and causing all sorts of Freudian trauma... so we are taking a break. Everyone is much happier.

Andy; stressed out (and cute) from potty training...